While the Wildrose Party was busy releasing their findings on equalization fairness and gearing up for their annual AGM, the NDP were playing a little game that I like to call “everyone that I don't like is Donald Trump.”
In tweets released from the Alberta NDP account, they claim the Wildrose Party are adopting from the “Trump” playbook. Except the policies they highlight aren’t even closely related to Donald Trump’s, or the Wildrose Party’s for that matter.
They suggest that the WRP policy covers everything from forcing teachers to out LGBT kids, to increasing GHG emissions. One need only take a look at the actual policy, on page numbers that the NDP highlight, to see that this is totally false.
If anything, the NDP would be better for checking out Donald Trump’s economic policies, like reducing taxes on everyone, including corporations, in order to bring investments and a larger tax base back to the province.
Besides, the NDP are in no position to criticize another party’s AGM. At their own, the Leap Manifesto which proposed a radical shift to the left along with knee-capping the oil and gas industry, was debated.
The NDP are attacking the Wildrose Party at every turn, signalling that they’re in full campaign mode almost three years before the next election.
I can’t help but think the NDP know they’re out come next election and at this rate, I’d be surprised if even Rachel Notley manages to hang on to her seat.